CACFP Eligibility, Guidance, Manuals, & ResourcesThe most recent child care center, day care home, and adult day care sponsor eligibility materials, guidance, manuals, and resources needed for proper administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Adult Component Eligibility Materials
Participant eligibility materials for the adult component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Child Care Center Eligibility Materials
Participant eligibility materials for the child care center component of the CACFP.
Day Care Home Eligibility Materials
Provider and participant eligibility materials for the day care home component of the CACFP.
General Information Sheets
Information to assist sponsors with program administration.
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Guidance for CACFP
Collected guidance from the California Department of Education regarding changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program implemented by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Child and Adult Care Food Program management bulletins organized by calendar year.
Information and resources on menu planning, preparation documentation, and meal patterns for centers and homes participating in the CACFP.
Payment Information and
Instructions, forms, and worksheets to assist with filing claims for reimbursement.
Plate Waste Prevention
Information on plate waste including strategies, best practices, and resources for sponsors participating in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP).
Second Interim Rule: Questions and Answers
Guidance on the CACFP Second Interim Rule: Improving management and program integrity. The final version of the provisions of the Interim Rule took effect as the CACFP Improving Management and Program Integrity Final Rule on July 13, 2011.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guidance
Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
The latest information from the USDA regarding reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs.
CACFP Administrative Manual
A guide to the CACFP critical compliance standards for centers and day care home sponsors.
Food Buying Guide
USDA’s online guide to plan, purchase, prepare, and serve nourishing meals for the Child Nutrition Programs.
At-Risk Afterschool Meals Guide (PDF)
USDA's guide to operating the at-risk, afterschool meal component of the CACFP.
CACFP Center Sites
Provides parents and referral agencies with a list of locations that provide free or low cost, nutritious meals through their participation in the CACFP.
CACFP Day Care Home Sponsors
List of California day care home sponsors operating the CACFP.
California Department of Aging
Information about services and programs available to seniors in California.
California Preschools SHINE Forums
California Preschools Shaping Healthy Impressions through Nutrition and Exercise forums information.
Child & Adult Care Food Program
USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program guidance.
Community Care Licensing
The Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services.
Healthy Meals Resource System
USDA recipes, resources, and information on food safety and the preparation of nutritious meals.
Student Poverty - FRPM Data
Downloadable data files pertaining to students eligible for free and reduced price meals.